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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Walmer
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Worth watching the clock chime on the hour inside the Cathedral. Really helpful volunteers. Perfect to sit on the green outside and listen to the bells.

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Guildford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This Cathedral is just stunning. The clean sweep of the knave is breathtaking. There are several aspects to this building, including the crypt, the cloister and the Chapter House. Staff very friendly and helpful. There is no charge, although there is a suggestion regarding a donation. There are clean modern toilets and a very comprehensive gift shop.

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Kent, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Stunning cathedral set in a lovely cathedral green surrounded by beautiful Georgian and earlier houses. Grand and impressive facades notable for their sculptures. In the heart of this lovely little city. Well worth a visit.

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North wales
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were greeted straight away and ushered through to join a tour. Very informative about the building and history if the cathedral but also the city. What not yo miss! ..... The scissor arches and the medieval clock. The octagonal chapter house is incredible.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went to look at the cathedral but ended up in the Bishops Palace first. It is next to the cathedral but I think much better, though the cathedral is stunning. The Bishops Palace consists of several buildings, most of which is open to the public. The gardens outside are fantastic. I expected to spend just an hour or so... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The cathedral really is stunning and very peaceful to look around, the cloister is beautiful with a good shop and recently refurbished. The cathedral green is also a lovely place to sit and admire the cathedral. Very nice!

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sandy, utah
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This cathedral could even be prettier than Notre Dame with its lovely green out front. See the clock in the rear in action!

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is a lovely however it asks for no admission but would like a suggested donation of £6 then goes on to ask for £3 permit to take photos within the Cathedral. Instead of saying there is no admission charge just a suggested donation of £6 I suggest they charge £9 in total for admission

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Bruges, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had never seen scissor arches before and they are really something else! Cannot believe that they are so old and were made for practical purposes.

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Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We found the whole cathedral most beautyful and also the vikars close and the chapter house. An unforgettable work of art.

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